Rejoice, math geeks – today is Pi Day, aka 3/14, aka the first three numbers in pi. We have to admit that we’ve never been really great at math, but we have always been really great at making cocktails. So whether you like to celebrate Pi Day for the mathematical significance, or because you like to use it as an excuse to eat pie, we’ve got you covered.
Apple Pi Cocktail
The garnish is truly the centerpiece of this apple pi cocktail, but it’s really not hard, so don’t be intimated.
- In a medium saucepan, combine 4 cups apple juice, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon.
- Heat over low, stirring constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is warm.
- Turn off the heat, and add 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 4 oz. Bourbon
- Divide the mixture among four cocktail or wine glasses. Cut a slit up the left side of the apple garnish and slip it over the side of the glass.
- Add a cinnamon stick and serve.
Leave it up to the geeks at ThinkGeek to make this Pi-Tini, a math nerd’s liquored up fantasy beverage.
- In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add:
– 3.14 oz. of blueberry vodka
– “Measure the diameter of the glass in centimeters, then take Pi times the glass radius squared ounces of vermouth and divide by 10.”
– Splash of Blue Curacao for color
- Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. If you’re lucky enough to own this Pi symbol ice cube tray, put some of those in the drink, too.
Grandma’s Cherry Pie Cocktail
Not really into Pi, but love pie? This Grandma’s Cherry Pie Cocktail recipe is just for you.
- Muddle 6 cherries with 1 1/2 oz. silver tequila.
- Add ice and combine with 1/2 oz. white creme de cacao, 1 1/2 oz. brandy, and 1/2 oz. cream.
Pi or pie, doesn’t matter we’ll drink it. Happy 3/14 nerds.